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CODE 65169
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course analyzes the archaeological evidence of the Aegean from the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system to the end of the eighth century BC. The data relating to architecture, craftsman production, burial customs and religious beliefs, foreign trades and exchanges are examined.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with a knowledge of the archaeological documentation of Greece between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, as regards in particular the organization of settlements, handicrafts (especially pottery production), funerary costumes and cult structures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In addition to providing basic notions on the history of the study of the discipline, the purpose of the teaching is to allow students to orient themselves in the context of the archaeological documentation of the Aegean between the end of the 13th and the end of the 8th century BC. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to identify the main characteristics of the handicrafts, the funerary costumes and the main settlements and places of worship.the expected learning result is also the acquisition of a correct vocabulary specific to the discipline

Students who have followed the module for 9 credits are expected to have a particular knowledge of the documentation of the island of Crete concerning cultual activities.

PREREQUISITES

No previous knowledge required.

TEACHING METHODS

The course includes 40 (6 credits) or 60 (9 credits) hours of frontal lessons held by the teacher, during which, with the help of PowerPoint presentations, the topics indicated in the program will be treated.

Attendance to lessons is highly recommended, although not compulsory. Students who attend at least half of the lessons face to face are considered to be attending. The teacher, at the specific request of each student, allows remote use of the lessons through the Teams platform

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

6 cfu / 9 cfu - History of studies: from the concept of the Greek Dark Ages to that of high-archaism. Possible causes and consequences of the collapse of the Mycenaean palace system. The seriation of the pottery productions at Athens and in Attica. Regional analysis of the archaeological documentation of the Aegean from the twelfth to the end of the eighth century BC. Examination of data relating to architecture, craftsman production, burial customs and religious beliefs, foreign trades and exchanges with other mediterranean areas.

9 cfu - Sanctuaries and religious practices in Crete (12th - 8th century BC) from an archaeological perspective.

The program is  the same for non-attending students.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

6 cfu) O. Dickinson, The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and change between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, Routledge, New York, 2006

9 cfu) O. Dickinson, The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and change between the twelfth and eighth centuries BC, Routledge, New York, 2006; M. Prent, Cretan Sanctuaries and Cults. Continuity and Change from Late Minoan IIIC to the Archaic Period, Brill, Leiden – Boston 2005.

Further bibliographic references will be established for non-attending students.

LESSONS

LESSONS START

18th September 2023.

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is held in oral form, on topics concerning the courses program.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination will ascertain the student's ability to define the main characteristics of the archaeological documentation of Greece in the chronological period between the end of the 13th and 8th centuries BC. The student's ability to classify handicrafts of the period (presented in the photograph) will be evaluated; the student is expected to recognize the chronology and production area of the artefacts and be able to identify the location of the main sites of the period. An evaluation element will also be the expressive abilities and the correct property of language.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Copy of Power Point presentations and basic texts will be made available on Aulaweb.